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SARAH NINSIIMA
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Mercy was raised to believe that some things are only good for the boy child, such as education. And that girls are only meant to become good wives and raise children and take care of the home. This makes girls grow up believing that men are superiors thus they can be exposed to VAW.

The lack of education also makes Mecry doubt that there are laws that don’t allow men to beat women, which makes her think it’s okay for men to beat women

Economical violence can affect gender inequality in a way that women are not allowed to do anything for themselves financially since all the money earned is controlled by the man, thus even if a mother wanted to send their daughter to school, it’s impossible since she has no money.

Mercy cannot do anything for her daughters, like sending her to school since the money she earns is controlled by her husband